Description An elderly teacher pursues a naked young boy who flees, carrying his clothes over his arm. Behind, in a shallow pond, several youths are cavorting, one of whom prances beside the water jeering at the departing figure. A warm evening light permeates the scene. The model for the old teacher was used by Knaus in several works including "The Village Sorceress" (1885) and "The Potato Gathering" (1889).
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- German 19th Century Paintings and Drawings. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1983.
Provenance Purchased by Goupil et Cie, Paris, 1863 ; Purchased by William T. Walters, Baltimore, January 14 1864; by inheritance, Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894; by bequest, Walters Art Museum, 1931.  Goupil et Cie Stockbook 2, Stock no. 949, Page 102, Row 6
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower left: L. Knaus; [Date] Lower left: 1861
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, between 1888 and 1892
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